The VZ Foundation is hosting its second annual Dirty Farm Trek on Saturday, Oct. 6. The 2012 race will feature 10k and 5k obstacle races and a 1k mini race for kids.
As with other VZ Foundation events, the top finishers will be given the opportunity to choose any Whatcom County nonprofit for the foundation to donate to in their name. Prizes will also be given for top overall time for men and women, best costume and best dirty farm outfit.
The obstacle course style run will be held at the Deming Logging Show Grounds and begin at 2 p.m. Racers are recommended to arrive at least an hour early to pick up race day materials. Each registration fee includes a t-shirt and one free drink ticket for the beer garden, for participants 21 and older.
"The VZ Foundation provides unique experiences for the community," said Haleigh Adkins, director of operations at the VZ Foundation. "The Dirty Farm Trek is a picture perfect example of the VZ Foundation's mission and goals," she said. "The foundation strives to create fun and active events for community members to attend, all while raising money for local nonprofits."
If participants have a GoPro camera, they are encouraged to wear them during the race to collect footage.
Other activities will include a Boundary Bay Brewery beer garden and Diego's Mexican Grill at the finish line.
Racers should remember to contact their favorite local nonprofit to find out their organization code, so they can benefit from their entry.
The VZ Foundation is a local nonprofit dedicated to bringing community together. We do so by putting on fun local events, giving to local nonprofits and keeping all the money raised in Whatcom County.
For more information on registration, specific rules or to volunteer, visit the VZ Foundation website at vzfoundation.org.
Bren Baxter is an intern at the VZ Foundation and a senior at Western Washington University, majoring in journalism/public relations.